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Chevron (CVX) says a former Ecuadorian judge revealed he and a colleague let plaintiffs lawyers...

Chevron (CVX) says a former Ecuadorian judge revealed he and a colleague let plaintiffs lawyers ghostwrite their own $18.2B judgment against it in exchange for a promise of $500K. The bribery charge is new, and the ghostwriting charge is more sweeping and better substantiated than before. But CVX isn't totally off the hook, as the judge says CVX paid him for physical evidence he turned over.
Comments (6)
  • Intriguing, but hardly surprising.
    28 Jan 2013, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • There is no party in this episode of Dallas with clean hands or credibility. Bet on the winner being the one with the most funds to bestow and take some comfort in the fact that nothing ever changes.
    28 Jan 2013, 01:03 PM Reply Like
  • It appears that the Ecuadorian judiciary could greatly benefit from lessons in honesty and integrity, matters apparently sadly lacking at present.
    28 Jan 2013, 05:09 PM Reply Like
  • Chevron will come out a winner in this Ecuador fiasco.
    28 Jan 2013, 08:09 PM Reply Like
  • I take no satisfaction in Chevron getting dirty like its adversaries. That is a terrible loss for the company in honesty. Which in some circles is of importance when choosing a company to develop your resources.
    28 Jan 2013, 09:47 PM Reply Like
  • All this outrage. What most people in the U.S. don't realize is that is how the game is played in these banana republics and third world lands. If you don't want to soil your hands, then you can't participate. Find another sandbox. Simple as that.

     

    Not right? Of course not. But it's the reality of the situation. Think of it as Chicago politics on steroids.
    28 Jan 2013, 11:27 PM Reply Like
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